Crisis and/or Telephone Support
Snohomish County: 1-800-584-3578 (crisis line)
King County: 1-800-244-5767 (crisis line)
Postpartum Support (PSI) Warmline: 888-404-PPMD (7763) Will return call within 24 hours.
Fussy Baby Network Warmline: (206) 906-9622
For free or low cost counseling in Everett: https://www.opencounseling.com/washington/everett
For a medical emergency,ease call a hotline or drive to the nearest hospital emergency room.
Scary Thoughts: Breaking the Cycle of Unwanted Thoughts in Motherhood by Karen Kleiman, MSW and Amy Wenzel, PhD
Life Will Never Be The Same: The Real Mom's Postpartum Survival Guide
by Ann L. Dunnewold PhD & Diane G. Sanford PhD
A Deeper Shade of Blue: A Woman's Guide to Recognizing and Treating Depression in Her Childbearing Years
by Ruta Nonacs
Beyond the Blues: A Guide to Understanding And Treating Prenatal And Postpartum Depression
by Pec Indman & Shoshanna Bennett by Deborah Sichel and Jeanne W. Driscoll
This Isn’t What I Expected: Overcoming Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman and Valerie Raskin
Uppity Science Chick: Handouts and Resources for parents and medical providers: http://www.uppitysciencechick.com/New-Stuff.html
What Am I Thinking?: Having a Baby After Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman
The Postpartum Husband: Practical Solutions for Living with Postpartum Depression by Karen Kleiman
Postpartum Dads (Website: Dad's stories, mom's perspective, how to help)
Handouts to Download
When Words Are Not Enough: The women's prescription for depression and anxiety by Valerie Raskin
Medications and Mother’s Milk: A Manual of Lactational Pharmacology by Thomas Hale
The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Menopause by Sheryl Green, Randi McCabe and Claudio Soares
The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Menopause by Holly Thacker, M.D.
Menopause and the Mind: The Complete Guide to Coping with Memory Loss, Foggy Thinking, Verbal Slips and Other Cognitive Effects of Perimenopause and Menopause by Claire Warga
Women’s Moods, Women’s Minds: What Every Woman Must Know About Hormones, the Brain, and Emotional Health
Parenting assistance from birth to age three: www.zerotothree.org
Parenting help for babies and young children: www.parentingcounts.org
The Happiest Baby on the Block by Harvey Karp
Stillbirth, Newborn Death or Miscarriage Support, Information Line 206-782-0054
Support Groups: Seattle, 425-562-8039 or 206-367-3991; Everett, 425-334-8386
Online Support: egroups.com, subscribe and join PSMyBabyDied
Pregnancy after Loss Group, 253-520-0883, Bellevue
Perinatal Support Groups
For many groups all over the Seattle area, visit www.perinatalsupport.org
Little Sprouts New Parent Group at Sprouts Birth Center, free, bring babes in arms, 22725 44th Ave. W. #101 Mountlake Terrace,
Thursday evening support group, 16507 7th Pl W Lynnwood, led by Darla Grieco, 425-341-3552
For babies: No cry sleep solutions: http://www.pantley.com/elizabeth/advice/index.html
For mothers: Sleep glasses, https://www.lowbluelights.com/index.
To regulate the type of light on your computer screen, install f.lux application: https://justgetflux.com/
App: Download Huckleberry Baby Sleep Tracker on your iPh
Social and Health Services
http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ask.shtml, goverment services for food, medical care, mental health, benefits eligibility etc.
Trauma and Birth
For the prevention and treatment of traumatic childbirth: http://pattch.org/
How to Heal a Bad Birth by Melissa Bruijn
In Shock From Doctor to Patient by Dr. Rana Awdish
Managing the Psychological Impact of Medical Trauma by Flaum Hall
Website: For Trauma during Childbirth: Solace for Mothers Solace for Mothers offers two online communities—one for women who have personally experienced a traumatic birth and one for families, caregivers and advocates. Start with these: they can link you to others.